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Pop-up Delights with Past Visiting Artist Jen Swearington

June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art

This event has been canceled.

Saturday, June 26 from 10am-4pm
Discover the magic of the folded paper hinge to create fun pop-up wonders. Participants will build a range of amazing structures, from clever cards to a multi-layered, accordion-fold diorama within its own hard book cover. There will be a 30 minute lunch break in the Lenhardt Garden, and students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or to visit our delicious partner cafe Harken and receive 10% off by showing your Gibbes admission sticker.

$85 Members | $100 Non-members
*A 3% credit card fee will apply

Jen Swearington was an artist-in-residence at the Gibbes from February 22 - April 4, 2021. She studied fine art and art history, earning a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1997 and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000, then spent one year as an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and has taught workshops at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Suggested Materials
1 pack card stock in multiple colors (I like Astrobrights available at Staples, Target, etc)

1 ruler (I prefer metal or metal-edged)
1 cutting mat, at least 9” x 11”
White glue (like Elmer’s)
Paper scissors
Scotch tape
Bookbinder’s bone folder, or you can use your scissor handle
X-acto knife with at least 5 blades
Sharpened pencil and eraser
Drawing media: Pens, etc. (I like Pilot Precise V5 or V7 at Staples)
A paintbrush for spreading glue
Book board or two back covers off old notebooks (NOT corrugated cardboard)
Collage material: imagery, photos, papers, etc. that can be cut up
Inspiration material: sketches, imagery, text, poetry, quotes, photos, etc.